Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Punkins and what nots

Poppell Farms is one of my most favorite trips of the year. It's so festive and always has the old favorites as well as some big new kid feature each year. This time we got to go with our good friends, the Lee family. The kids had a blast with their buddies and we enjoyed the occassional extra set of arms to pass babies around!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The 6 Month Stats

A happy (belated) half-birthday to the Dynamic Duo. They have been on the outside world for a brief 6 months and have managed to turn our world upside down in such little time!

I KNOW every parent thinks their kids are the cutest on the planet, but HELLO, I get to stare at 2 little precious, adorable, crazy babesy cakes everyday. There is no shortage of cuddles to be had and that's a good thing because knowing they're the final babies to come through this house, I am smothering them with lovins all the day long!

We had a great 6 month checkup and our worries about Hunka Chunk's stiffness from his early months are gone! He's getting more malleable by the day.

Big Boy weighs 16 pounds while Little Bit weighs 13 pounds with a 2-inch difference (25 in and 23 in), and they are very healthy. And besides a little eczema on the cankles, they are golden and don't have to go back for 3 more months. With 4 children, we could create our own room at the pediatrician's office, so hopefully we'll get some good time away from there!

They've started having conversations in their special twin language and it's ridiculously cute. Baby Girl has even started inflecting her voice high and low and I truly believe they know what the other is talking about.

"Did you like that oatmeal we had for breakfast?"

"No, but Mom thinks she's making us all healthy and junk so we won't tell her we found the oreo remnants from Buster and YaYa on our playmat."

Their little secrets.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


We had the babies dedicated at church today in a very sweet service. Carter shared why we've chosen to dedicate them at The Chapel and then asked the congregation to help be our "village" in raising them. Then Jay, after putting oil on their heads (which baby Girl was not too thrilled about!) prayed for them and for our family as a whole.

Baby Girl wore a 32 year old dress and looked straight off of Little House on the Prairie. It was too cute. The dress was given to me as a baby by my grandmother and after a little Oxy Clean, it looked pretty good, even 32 years later!

I'm still amazed when I see pictures of our complete family. Who would have ever thought we'd have 4 itty bitties?

We're so thankful all of the grandparents, one great grandmother and Aunt Laura were all able to come be a part of this special day.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The last couple of days

Here's a picture of my HANDSOME men. I'm the luckiest lady alive to be surrounded by these 3!

Went to NashVegas this weekend to visit the grandparents. These are the toys they pull out for the grandkids to play with. No tonka trucks for our kiddos!! It's better than Disneyworld.

And a BIG day for Sis and Buster who went to the dentist for the first time. It was an experience...to say the least. Sis was boohooing before we even left the house and Buster was "Yippeee, let's go to the dentist!!!" Two different worlds. We all survived, they got their pictures taken, got autographs of the dental staff and walked away with oodles of prizes.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Christmas came early

Hunka Chunk wins!

And seriously, those eyes? They'll make ya melt.

In the meantime, Little Bit's just gonna suck the life outta those fingers until her teefies come in. Yum yum!

No menu this week. We're fasting.

Ok, so maybe that's not a good idea with toddlers.

Not a big eventful week for food...going for the basics and that's just not as fun to publish. Happy eating to you anyway!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Saturdays in the Fall

The Akins boys bringing Athens to Brunswick.